Nissan creates a full-size Origami Juke

British artist Owen Gildersleeve has created a life-size Origami replica of Nissan Juke using 2,000 folded pieces of paper and which took 200 hours to make.

  • Nissan Juke: Folded in Britain

They say the best ideas start with just a blank piece of paper.

Celebrating the model’s fifth anniversary, Nissan and a British paper artist have collaborated on a unique project to create a full-scale Origami Juke.

In a nod to Nissan’s Japanese heritage and inspired by the very first steps of car design – getting ideas onto paper – artist Owen Gildersleeve hand built the intricate replica model from paper to the exact dimensions of the current Juke.

Owen took more than 200 hours and folded more than 2,000 pieces of paper to create the detailed sculpture.

The Origami Juke features the same bold design cues – such as the wheel fenders, lights and grille – that give the real-life model its distinctive character.

“This was a great project to work on – hard work but very rewarding,” said artist Owen Gildersleeve.

“As a celebration piece, it draws on so many influences, such as the origami focus inspired by Nissan’s Japanese roots.

Using so many individual pieces of paper to create the overall structure also represents the thousands of people who helped bring the Nissan JUKE into reality in 2011.”

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